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QOL concerns in surgical patients: Assessment and intervention(Comments Off)

October 1, 2014

Deficits in perioperative quality of life and rehabilitation programs are described in this article, as are practical interventions for integrating the patient’s perspective into care management.

Treating metastatic prostate cancer now and in the future

The past decade has seen a paradigm shift in the treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer, according to the authors of this month column, a result of improved understanding of disease biology, investment in basic research and identification of rational therapeutic targets, collaboration with industry, and design and completion of well-designed clinical trials.

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NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded three research funding contracts to the ACS Cancer Research Program of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology with the goal of developing a more patient-centered and individualized approach to post-treatment surveillance of colorectal, breast, and lung cancers.

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SLN surgery for clinically node-positive breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant therapy

The ACS Oncology Group Z1071 trial and sentinel lymph node surgery in clinically node-positive patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy are examined in this month’s column.

Neoadjuvant cancer therapy: Benefitting patients and improving cancer care

The rationale for neoadjuvant therapy is explored in this month’s column along with a summary of Alliance clinical trials involving this treatment.

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